Google and Apple have removed social media app TikTok from the Play Store and App Store respectively, reports The Economic Times. The action comes days after an Indian state court had asked the federal government to ban TikTok, citing concerns that the video-sharing mobile app exposed children to troubling content. Bytedance, the company which created TikTok, fought the proposal, but it was overruled by India’s Supreme Court.
However, millions of its users across the country are certainly not happy. To give you some perspective, TikTok has 20 million active users in India. Among them 75% are women. Fans upload more than 30 million videos on the app everyday, according to indianabeats.com.
#Google and #Apple have blocked the download of #TikTok from Play Store and App Store respectively in India, following a request from the government to ban access to the Chinese short video-sharing app https://t.co/A15SqTz8xN
— National Herald (@NH_India) April 17, 2019
So while the app itself battles an uncertain future in India, let us take a look at some women who turned into social media stars due to it.
19-year-old Vishnupriya, who goes by the name of Shizuka on the app, tasted a sudden stardom on TikTok. B.Com student Vishnupriya hails from Aurangabad, Maharashtra, and enjoys a massive 2.6 million fans and a total of 22.5 million hearts on the app. Her recent video (where she is seen dubbing to the famous song Khuda ki Inayat) made her a star overnight as the video garnered her 3.6 million likes.
TikTok has 20 million active users in India. Among them 75% are women. Fans upload more than 30 million videos on the app everyday.
With some 13.7 million ticktokers following her, Jannat is very popular on the app. She is an actress on TV who started her career in 2009. She gained recognition on Colors’ show Phulwa.
This young television star currently part of the TV show Aap ke Aajane se, and is is known for her bubbly music videos.
This famous teen actress from television industry is having a blast on social network and her TikTok videos are lit. She is among the top-earning musers in India. She has 8 million fans and a total of 149.3 million hearts. You might remember her from the show Meera where she played the lead role. You may have also spotted her in Salman Khan starrer Prem Ratan Dhan Payo as his sister Rajkumari Radhika.
This Haryanvi girl is also a famous TV personality but what blows our mind is that her videos on social media platform are sheer perfection. She is renowned for being a hilarious TikTok comedian. She gained huge popularity with her dancing video on Emiway Bantai’s song Boht hard, which went viral.
Another familiar face for TikTok users. Ahsaas has also done some popular ads. Commonly know as ‘Oh my friend Ganesha wali ladki‘, her videos are famous for having bold and strong content.
One of the most popular creators on Tiktok, this Gujarati girl has 3.3 million plus followers. Known as the ‘Expression Queen’, she is also a famous social media influencer. She keeps her fans wanting for more with her duets with other musers.
With 6.7 million followers, Nagma posts dance videos, shares lip syncs, comedies and what not! She is known as the style guru and is famous for her dance videos.
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